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Happy Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, January 28, 2006 • Telugu ]
Happy Review
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Allu Arjun, Genelia, Manoj Bajpai
Allu Aravind
Yuvanshankar Raja

When a film has such an overwhelming positive and pleasant title, can the contents be any less sunny? The good thing about Happy is that it doesn't let its name down.With a simple story and imaginative screenplay, the movie keeps you engrossed. The combination of enjoyable fun, good music and easy emotions make the film work. Director Karunakaran, who knows a thing or two about youthful romance stories, wrests the best out of his cast and crew. Allu Arjun, the sensational young star in the making, understands his responsibility and come out with a well-etched performance. His chemistry with Genelia is also attractive.

Bunny (Allu Arjun) is a happy-go-lucky guy. This pizza delivery boy lives life for the moment. He comes across Madhumathi (Genelia), a medico, who is pursuing studies against heavy odds as her father is an obscurantist of sorts who thinks a woman's rightful place is in the kitchen. Bunny and Madhumathi don't hit it off initially. They are at each other's throat. But fate brings them together, and the situation becomes so sensitive that Bunny ends up tying the knot with her. Yet Madhumathi and Bunny don't love each other.But Bunny being orphan understands the value of education. So he sets out get her complete her studies against heavy odds. Does he manage to do that and do the young couple begin to understand each other? Well, these are questions for which you can find an answer in the end.

It is Allu Arjun's show all the way. The young man thrust into a challenging role has reveled and revealed his ability. In fun situations he is spontaneous. In emotional ones (especially the one in climax), Allu Arjun is simply splendid. Happy may be the film in which the actor in him seems to have come of age. And what of his dancing ability? Well, in one word, stylish. Genelia is an able foil to his larksome ways. She cast in a role of a responsible student, feels very much part of it and is utterly believable. Manoj Bajpai as the DCP has nothing much to do. But he shows flashes of his ability. Venu Madhav as usual brings guffaws in the one scene he puts up a show.

The movie's main strength is Yuvanshankar Raja's youthful music. The songs are brilliant and add to the essential appeal. He brings in the right mix of mass and melody. In Rajasekhar the director has found an able ally as his camera visually presents whatever he had in mind. Over all, the production values are top of the heap.

Karunakaran, as we all know, is a master of modern-day romances. He knows the pulse of the youth set and has an enviable insight into their mind. He mixes the many ingredients in right proportions. The fun element and emotional content are coalesced in a right blend. In the event, Happy is all about funny and Bunny.

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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